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HiSET Instructor

Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs
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Part Time
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About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


Reporting to the Program Director of the ADULT EDUCATION CENTER of CCCC (AEC), the instructor is responsible for teaching ABE (Adult Basic Education), Pre-ASE (Adult Secondary Education) and ASE in a respectful, student-centered, culturally inclusive setting while adhering to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidelines under the Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit. Classes are expected to run Face-to-Face in the classroom; however, applicants should be prepared to pivot to Remote teaching and learning if health concerns warrant a change.


1. Follow research-based best practices in adult education, AEC teachers must be able to demonstrate that the ABE curricula and instruction are:

  • Aligned with the standards and level-specific standards of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and reflects the instructional shifts for the program's lowest-level students (Levels A-C), and extends through Levels D-E;
  • Based on thematic instructional units;
  • Informed by students' needs and goals;
  • Preparing students for college or further education and career training;
  • Developing students' digital literacy, academic, and metacognitive skills; and
  • Using a variety of instructional methods, techniques, and tools, including differentiated instruction and scaffolding, to accommodate differences in learning styles to develop student skills in math, writing, reading, social studies, science, and other related subjects.

2. Incorporate individualized student Career and Ed Plan activities into the curriculum, including, but not limited to:

  • Individual student goal exploration;
  • An inventory of each student's interests, values, and aspirations;
  • Inventory of each student's skills;
  • Exploration of occupational choices that relate to his/her goals, interests, and skills; and
  • Assisting students in recording activity exploration outcomes on the Adult Education Center Student and Career & Ed Plan.

3. Teach ABE curriculum Face-to Face and/or remotely include F2F time via Zoom, the organization of lessons, materials, and work in Moodle, and the execution of online textbook materials and activities.
4. Provide ongoing and measurable interactive Face-to-Face and/or remote learning activities that reinforce ABE math, social studies, science, reading, and writing skills with individuals, pair, or small groups.
5. Use a variety of instructional methods, techniques, and tools, including, but not limited to scaffolding, higher-order thinking skills, and differentiated instruction to accommodate differences in learning styles, toward increasing student skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
6. Teach the required number of sessions weekly/yearly (adding make-up sessions as needed for snow days).
7. Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans that align with the units in the scope and sequence for the Pre-ASE level of instruction you are teaching.
8. Record student attendance accurately, monitor attendance, and communicate information to advising staff and/ or program administrators.
9. Communicate with Advising and administrative staff regarding any student, class, curriculum, programmatic challenges, or issues.
10. Assist with intake, orientation, assessment, and counseling, as needed.
11. Make student referrals to Advising or admin staff, as necessary.
12. Attend 12 hours of professional development opportunities per academic year, as required for program facilitation and as per DESE guidelines.
13. Arrange for substitute teachers when needed and provide appropriate lesson plans for them.
14. Submit required documentation in accordance with deadlines.
15. Attend monthly staff meetings.
16. Assist with curriculum development and other programmatic issues/events as needed.
17. New staff will attend required new staff orientation.



1. Bachelor's degree in education or a related field.
2. Three years of demonstrated experience in Adult Education.
3. Demonstrated ability to teach high school math, social studies, reading, writing, and science to prepare students to pass the battery of five tests to obtain the HiSET equivalency credential.
4. Ability to teach digital literacy to students.
5. Strong oral and written communication skills.
6. Knowledge of diverse adult populations in ABE programs.
7. Excellent organizational skills.
8. Experience with multicultural students
9. Ability to relate to the needs and interests of students.
10. Excellent problem-solving skills.


1. Experience teaching math.
2. Knowledge of the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education system.
3. Knowledge of assessments used in the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education system.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : $29.79 per hour for 9 hours of class time and 7 hours of planning time per week, 2 hours/month for staff meetings and 12 hours/year of professional development. Approximate period of employment: September 2021 - June 2022. Part-Time, Non-benefited, Grant-funded MCCC Unit Position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.

Please visit our website at for information on Cape Cod Community College.

This appointment is subject to grant funding and the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents : a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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